Success Stories

At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

Darren's Story: Learning to Live a Balanced Life

Darren decided to leave his job because it didn’t quite align with his personal goals. He went to his bishop for direction and his bishop advised him to visit an LDS employment center. Through following his bishop's counsel, Darren was able to find a new job that allows him to live a happier and more balanced life.

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

Arlene’s Story: Reentering the Workforce with the Lord’s Help

After being a stay-at-home mom for 12 years, reentering the workforce was a difficult job for Arlene. But with some resume and interview coaching and a lot of hard work, she was able to find a job and even obtain new certifications. 

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

Trent and Iuliana's Story: Moving from Moldova

Trent and Iuliana met in Chicago, U.S., while she was studying abroad as a student from Moldova, an Eastern European country. She had come to the United States on a scholarship that required her to return to her native country for at least two years once she finished her classes.

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

“The Lord’s Employment Service”

Recently I was unemployed for 11 months. During this time, I diligently tried to network and pursue the most promising job leads. Initially, several people I knew who had been to LDS Employment Resource Services shared with me the résumé suggestions and techniques they had learned.

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

The Tender Mercy of Employment

I had been unemployed since April 15th. Looking for a job in the accounting field during the off season was not panning out. My family had just made a major move from Georgia to Utah and our finances were running dangerously low.

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

Chauntil's Story: The Search for a Shorter Commute

Every day, Chauntil commuted about 100 miles round trip to work. Not only was the long commute tiring, but she felt that she was not able to spend enough time with her husband and son because of it.

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

Karl's Story: Angels of Employment

Elder Roth met Karl at the Centerville Utah Employment Resource Center not long after Karl’s contractor superintendent construction job ended. Karl had worked in construction throughout his whole career and had an impressive amount of work experience.

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

Finding the Right Opportunities

Francisco was raised in a very poor family. His parents were divorced when he was very young and as his mother tried to raise her children alone, the family passed through difficult times.

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

Frank's Story: Searching for More Time

Jose Francisco “Frank” Reyes just wanted a little more time to be with his family. With a bachelor’s degree in marketing, he figured he would have a stable job with stable hours and be able to support his family well, but he did not have a fixed work schedule.

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

Thomas' Story: Two Days of Training, Two Interviews

In 2009, I completed my undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering. As I began my job search, I was invited to several interviews across the country. However, within a week or so of each interview, I received an e-mail or phone call thanking me for my time and telling me my qualifications were impressive, but that ultimately the company was choosing to continue with other applicants.

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

Joaquin's Story: Reaping the Rewards of Diligence

Joaquin always worked hard to provide for his family. His wife dedicated her time to raising their two daughters, and the small family depended solely on the income from Joaquin’s job. He was doing contract work with a private lending company, but when the project he had been working on at his job was finished, he found himself unemployed and without means to provide for his family.

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

Ari's Story: Networking Stepping-Stones

Ari described his networking experiences as crossing a river by way of stepping-stones. When you start out on a path, you go from one stepping-stone to another.

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

Karie’s Story: Her Hobby Helped Her Succeed

As Karie and her husband began planning for retirement, they realized she would need to work for them to reach their goals. Karie utilized social media and her social network developed through scrapbooking to find an opening that fit what she was looking for. 

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

Yazmin's Story: Learning How to Enter a Changing Job Market

Yazmin took a three year break after graduating from law school to stay home with her newborn. When she began looking for work again, she realized that the market had already changed, and needed to brush up on her job search skills to find meaningful employment. 

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

Richard's Story: From Stake Welfare Specialist to Job Seeker

When Richard was called to be the stake welfare specialist, he knew he would be helping members of his stake build better futures, but he never imagined the experience would also be such a benefit to his own future. Some time after being called, Richard's employment was terminated, but he was successful in finding a new job through applying the principles he had learned as an employment specialist.

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

Job Hunting According to Nephi

Throughout my career, I have had several close calls with unemployment, but all my jobs since student employment in college had found me, so I never had to search. I guess I was expecting the same thing to happen again, but it didn’t.

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

Sheila's Story: Lessons Learned from the Career Workshop

Sheila decided to return to the workforce after her husband’s employment was affected by the recession, but her job search was harder than she expected. By attending the Career Workshop, she gained the job search skills she needed to find a job.

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

Erna's Story: She Proved She Was Not Too Old

When others thought Erna was too old to start a career, her bishop, Deseret Industries, and LDS Employment Resource Services thought differently.

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

Ben's Story: Resolving in the Lord’s Way

The day after Thanksgiving 2008, Ben lost his job.“I found out on Monday of that week that Friday would be my last day,” Ben said. “I had a family of six kids and it was just before Christmas.”

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

Heather's Story: Following Heavenly Father's Plan

When Heather graduated from college in the spring of 2008, she was optimistic about the future. With a degree in professional and technical writing and experience working as a peer editor and an intern for the university’s book publisher, Heather was eager to find a career where she could put her education to good use. 

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